Longest marathon slicing meat
Noé Bonillo Ramos
72 hr 13 min 08 sec hour(s):minute(s):second(s)
France (Paris)
Age Restriction: Applications for this record title will only be accepted if the applicant is 16 years of age or over.

The longest marathon slicing meat lasted 72 hr 13 min 08 sec and was achieved by Noé Bonillo Ramos (Spain), at Les Grands d'Espagne, Paris, France, on 3-6 February 2015.

Noé, nicknamed 'Artista del jamón', is a professional ham slicer and worked with jamón ibérico.

The 29-year-old butcher had originally set the record back in 2013, but had seen his record beaten twice, most recently by fellow Spaniard Gregorio Perez Fernandez last year, who had set the benchmark at 40 hours.

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Meat slicing is regarded as something of an art born out of tradition in Spain, and Noé would need to show particularly precise blade skills to set a new record, with the Guinness World Records rules stating that each slice had to remain consistent in size with a minimum thickness of 0.5 millimetres and a maximum thickness of 1.5 millimetres.

Supported and pushed by Les Grands d’Espagne, Noé retained his record in some style, managing to slice meat for a history-making 72 hours, 13 minutes and 8 seconds.

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During this attempt, the super slicer rested for a total of five hours and 59 minutes, divided upon 29 breaks (for all endurance record attempts, participants are allowed 5 minutes rest for every continuously completed hour of activity. These can be accumulated over the course of an attempt).

Noé sliced an incredible 154.33 kilograms of ham over the course of the attempt, all of which was donated to a local charity supported by Les Grands d’Espagne, linking their historic event to a good cause.